‘Productivity’ is a term that gets tossed around a lot: you should be more productive at work; the nation needs to be more productive in general... But what does it actually mean? There are only so many hours in the day - are there really life hacks that can help us make better use of the limited time we have to boost our output in the workplace AND lead happier lives? One man who knows is Chris Bailey - in a series of experiments upon himself, he spent a year trying out productivity techniques such as goal-setting, meditation and early rising, and measured the actual outcomes to devise a system for managing his life. In this interview with Olly, he reveals his top productivity tips, dismisses the industry of ‘productivity porn’, and speaks up for the positive role of caffeine. Elsewhere, Ollie Peart fills The Zeitgeist with news of the new metrosexual: the spornosexual; predicts the welcome demise of shared plates; and celebrates the trend for non-confrontational reality TV. Meanwhile, in The Foxhole, Alix Fox has bad news for frequenters of notorious London sex-sauna Rio’s, and some tips for a listener whose wife wants to watch porn with him. The Foxhole is sponsored by mycondom.com - enter the code FOXHOLE at checkout for an outrageous 15% off. Music this week comes courtesy of Foreign Fields and their new single Dry, out now on Caroline Records. If you have any feedback about the show, you’d like to buy us a beer, or you have a question of sex for Alix, just visit our website MODERNMANN.CO.UK This episode of The Modern Mann is supported by Beer52.com, the brilliant British-based craft beer club. As a Modern Mann listener, you can get 50% off a box of eight delicious craft beers by visiting Beer52.com/Modern52. See You Next Tuesday! Presenter: Olly Mann. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox. Producer: Matt Hill. Theme Music: 'Skies Over Cairo' by Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Robertshaw. Copyright: Olly Mann / Rethink Audio 2016.
Sex, trends and amazing life stories with Olly Mann, Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. Shortlisted for Podcast of the Year, UK Radio Academy Awards 2017. See You Next Tuesday! Get in touch with the show or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk